Two robberies in Oak Park

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By Jean Lotus

Forest Park Review Editor

Two Oak Park residents were robbed of their cellphones on Thursday, police said.

In the first instance, a robber got an Oak Park man's wallet and cellphone around 3:50 a.m. on Sept. 19 in the 900 block of South Lyman Avenue, police said.

An unknown male in his 20s approached the victim, displayed a small pocket knife and demanded his wallet, police said. The offender then reached into the victim's pants pocket and removed a cellphone.

According to police, the offender jumped into a beige Jeep and fled westbound on Garfield Street. Loss was estimated at $200.

In the second incident, an offender described as a male in his late teens slapped a black Apple iPhone from a man's hand as he walked near the 100 block of Chicago Avenue around 7:40 p.m.

The offender fled westbound on Chicago on foot along with two other males, police said.

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And People Wonder...  

Posted: September 21st, 2013 12:00 AM

Why Dan Haley is considered a joke...

Whodathunkit  

Posted: September 20th, 2013 8:57 PM

A first...the offender fled WESTBOUND.

Oakparkbob  

Posted: September 20th, 2013 6:54 PM

The lesson is - be wary of people in beige Jeeps. Oops, that would be automobile profiling! Never mind!

Violet Aura  

Posted: September 20th, 2013 6:45 PM

@Matt: Unfortunately this is the WJ's misguided attempt to either assauge their White guilt or else avoid divulging the usual suspects' descriptions to prevent people from making racist (racial?) comments. I am beginning to think that they are toying with us, though. The getaway car was BEIGE. Gee, that was really helpful! The loose perp was unknown. That's it. Duh, I didn't think he was familiar!

MattCordtwist from Island Dweller  

Posted: September 20th, 2013 6:18 PM

unknown male, late teens? sometimes we are given a hint of white gym shoes and blue jeans. why can't we say it be a white elderly female offender? there are countless black folk who don't commit crime & there are white folks that do rob folks. fact is most perps are from the other side of Austin from area of nearly 100% black. this isn't racial profile of any sort but statistics. Chicago police, sun-times, the trib have no prob saying it was a young black male descript. OP police know Public??

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